Lot 594

GRAHAM, Bob (b. 1942). A collection of 75 original pen, ink and grey wash drawings, [c. 1990].

Estimate: £300 - £500
Hammer price: £260
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

GRAHAM, Bob (b. 1942, illustrator). A collection of 75 ORIGINAL PEN, INK AND GREY WASH DRAWINGS BY BOB GRAHAM for Iona and Peter Opie’s Babies. An Unsentimental Anthology (London, 1990), various sizes, the largest 150 x 350mm., 68 contained in 6 frames, the remainder loose, executed c. 1990. Also included in the lot is a copy of the published book, a postcard by Bob Graham to Wendy Fisher (“The book was great fun to illustrate (once I had stopped worrying about my exalted company. Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and Queen Vic no less) …”) and a ring binder containing material relating to the book labelled “Interim MS.” Born in Sydney, where he attended the Julian Ashton Art School, the illustrator Bob Graham won the Kate Greenaway Medal, awarded annually for "distinguished illustration in a book for children", in 2002.

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